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Old August 17, 2011, 09:48 AM
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Well....I am going to go against the last few posts and say go for a 2500k. IF the programs you use do take advantage of hyperthreading, then by all means go for the 2600k, otherwise don't waste the money. It is only going to be faster in programs that can use hyperthreading. Either save the extra cash, or put it toward an SSD that WILL make a noticeable difference in everything you do on your computer. Technology advances way to fast to bother with a top tier part unless you either have the cash to blow, or have a use for it that will give you a tangible benefit. You can never be truly future-proofed, and likely by the time programs are re-written to take advantage of more threads there are completely new processors out the will wipe the floor with your once top tier part. Also, if you plan to overclock definitely grab a 2500K processor, however, if you will not overclock then save a few more dollars and grab a 2400.
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